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Feb. 5, 1963
J. GALLO
FLOWER POT
. Filed April 28, 1961
3,076,289
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United States Patent 0 " lC€
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3,076,289
' Patented Feb. 5, 1963
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3,076,289
Joseph Gallo, 938 East St., Walpole, Mass.
Filed Apr. 28, 1961, Ser. No. 106,290
FLOWER POT
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tapered slightly along its length in order to provide a jam
?t for the leg in the socket.
The ?ower pot assembly described is well adapted for
are under a wide variety of conditions. In the ?rst place
the pot is readily nested for storage or shipping as shown
4 Claims. (CI. 47-39)
in FIG. 5. The individual pot, when provided with three
legs, is adapted for use in many locations, as, for ex
The present invention relates to improvements in ?ower
ample, in cemeteries which forbid the placing of ?ower
pots, and more particularly to an improved plastic ?ower
pots or other containers on the turf. A single pot ?tted
pot which is adapted for nesting and which is further
constructed and arranged to be supported on removable 10 with a centrally mounted spike can be pinned securely
to the'ground to prevent a pot located out of doors from
legs either individually or tiered in separated relation
tipping over.
for the e?icient growing of plants, such as bulbs for ex
FIGS. 1 and 2 illustrate the manner in which the pots
ample, in a con?ned space.
may be tiered in separated relation from one another.
The principal objects of the invention are to provide
an improved ?ower pot which is more ?exible as to its 15 With this arrangement a great many pots may be as
sembled in a con?ned space, as in a potting shed for
use than ?ower pots previously available on the market,
which is readily nested for storage and shipping, may
be readily mounted on suitable supports from the ?oor,
or held securely on the ground by a suitably arranged
starting of bulbs or seedlings.
FIGS. 4 and 5 illustrated the use of trellises which are
readily mounted in one or more of the upper rim sockets
spike, and which is readily tiered in separated relation 20 26.
The invention having been described what is claimed
one pot above another.
1s:
With these and other objects in view as may herein
after appear, the several features of the invention will be
1. A ?ower pot suitable for nesting and for tiering a
‘plurality of said pots in spaced relation to one another,
readily understood from the following description taken
in connection with the accompanying drawings in which: 25 which comprises, in combination, a pot having a bottom
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a ?ower pot embody
ing features of the invention;
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a leg employed in the
?ower pot assembly;
surface and outwardly sloping sides terminating in a con
tinuous rim, a plurality of bosses formed within the bot
tom of the pot at spaced intervals in the peripheral por
tion thereof and having bottom sockets opening from the
FIG. 3 is a view in elevation partly in section of a series 30 bottom of the pot, and a plurality of similarly spaced
of ?ower pots in separated tiered relation;
FIG. 4 is a fragmentary sectional plan view showing
the bottom portion of the ?ower pot;
FIG. 5 illustrates a series of said ?ower pots in nested
relation;
bosses formed outwardly of the rim of said pot directly
over said lower bosses having sockets opening from the
top of the pot.
2. A ?ower pot suitable for nesting and for use with
35 suitable legs having socket entering ends for tiering a
plurality of said pots in spaced relation to one another,
FIG. 6 is a view in side elevation, partly in section,
which comprises, in combination, a circular pot having a
illustrating the maner in which the ?ower pot may be
bottom surface and outwardly sloping sides terminating
held on the ground with a spike; and
in a circular rim, at least three bosses formed within the
FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the ?ower pot with a
trellis mounted thereon.
40 bottom of the pot at equally spaced intervals in the pe
ripheral portion thereof and having bottom sockets
The ?ower pot shown in the drawings as designated at
opening from the bottom of the pot, an additional boss
20 is preferably made of a molded plastic material, which
and a bottom socket formed therein opening from the bot
may be any well known plastic suitable for ?ower pots.
tom center of the pot, and a plurality of similarly spaced
The ?ower pot 20 as best shown in FIGS, 1, 3 and 4
has tapered sides and is molded to provide in the under 45 bosses formed outwardly of the rim of said pot directly
over said lower peripheral bosses having sockets opening
surface thereof a plurality of leg receiving sockets 22.
from the top of said pot, said legs being keyed to said
Each socket 22 is formed in a boss cast into the bottom
sockets so that each leg is positioned for engagement of
surface of the ?ower pot 20. While any convenient ar
one end thereof with the rim socket of one pot and the
rangement of the sockets 22 may be employed, a pre
ferred arrangement shown consists in the provision of 50 other end thereof with a correspondingly positioned bot
tom socket of the next above tiered pot.
three sockets at equally spaced intervals of 120° about
3. A ?ower pot assembly suitable for nesting and for
the bottom peripheral edge of the pot and an additional
tiering a plurailty of said pots in spaced relation to one
centrally located socket as indicated at 24.
another, which comprises, in combination, a pot having a
The pot is further provided adjacent its lip portion with
externally located sockets 26 in bosses 27. As shown, 55 bottom surface and outwardly sloping sides terminating
in a continuous rim, a plurality of bosses formed within
three such bosses 27 are provided equally spaced from
the bottom of the pot spaced at intervals in the peripheral
one another at intervals of 120° cast into the outer face
portion thereof and having sockets opening from the
of the pot at its upper edge or lip. Each said boss 27 is
bottom of the pot, a plurality of similarly spaced bosses
located directly over a socket 22.
The pot, or pots, as the case may be are adapted to 60 formed outwardly of the rim of said pot directly over said
lower bosses having rim sockets opening from the top of
be supported either individually or in tiers on legs 28.
the pot, and a series of legs shaped to ?t at their lower
The legs are identical in shape, having the socket engaging
portions set at an nagle so that the lower ends may be
ends into the rim sockets of a pot and at their upper
ends shaped to be ?tted into the bottom sockets of said
?tted into the top sockets contained in the upper bosses 65 pot, and further shaped to engage said ends simultaneous
26 of one pot and the upper ends may be ?tted into the
ly with the top and bottom sockets of two adjacent pots
bottom sockets 22 of a second pot 20in a separated tiered
relation thereto. The socket entering portions of the
legs 28 are formed with longitudinally extending ribs
in tiered relation, said legs being keyed to said sockets
so that each leg is positioned for engagement of one end
thereof with the rim socket of one pot and the other end
or keys which ?t into keyways formed in the sockets 22 70 thereof with a correspondingly positioned bottom socket
and 26, so that each leg is ?xed against rotational move
of the next above tiered pot.
ment in its socket. Each socket is also preferably
4. A ?ower pot assembly suitable for nesting and for
3,076,289
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'ering a plurality of said pots in spaced relation to one
another, which comprises, in combination, a plurality of
identical circular pots in separated coaxially tiered rela
tion each having a bottom surface and outwardly sloping
sides termniating in a circular rim, the peripheral portion
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a next lower coaxially tiered pot, said legs being keyed
in said sockets so that each leg is positioned for engage
ment of one end thereof with a rim socket of one pot
and the other end thereof for engagement with a cor
respondingly spaced bottom socket of the next above
of the bottom surface of each said pot having formed at
tiered pot.
spaced intervals from one another therein sockets open
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
ing through the bottom surface of the pot, and said rim
UNITED STATES PATENTS
having formed therein a plurality of rim sockets opening
from the top of the pot having the same relative spacing 10
151,995
McGuire ____________ __ June 16, 1874
rom one another to cooperate with corresponding sockets
in the peripheral bottom surface of a next above tiered
pot, and a series of identical legs each shaped to fit at
its upper end into a bottom socket of a coaxially tiered
pot and at its lower end to be ?tted into a top socket of 15
2,733,549
Moore ________________ -_ Feb. 7, 1956
2,763,096
Roger _____________ __ Sept. 18, 1956
18,647
Great Britain _________ __ Sept. 18, 1901
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